Revisions to Sign Regulations

Revisions to Durham's Sign Regulations

In 2017, The Durham City-County Planning Department, in conjunction with the City and County Attorney’s offices, initiated a project to revise Durham’s sign regulations found primarily within Article 11 of the Unified Development Ordinance. The primary purpose for this project is to update the regulations to comply with the Reed v. Town of Gilbert decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. Additional updates to comply with other state and/or federal laws, along with general technical clarifications, re-organizations, and minor changes will also be included.

In April 2018, the Durham Joint City-County Planning Committee received an overview and update of the project including a preliminary draft set of revisions. Minor changes were made following that review, and a draft is available below for public review and comment. 

Public Information Meeting

On May 31, 2018, the Planning Department will host an information session to provide a public overview of the project and receive comments regarding the latest draft of revisions. 

Date/Time: May 31, 2018; 4:00-6:00 pm
Place: City Council Chambers, 1st Floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza.
Format: A brief presentation at 4:15 and 5:15, with remaining time available for discussion with staff.


1. Public Review Draft Ordinance- May 2018 (PDF) 
2. April 4, 2018 JCCPC Memo (PDF)

Contact information: If you have any comments or questions, or to receive more information, please contact Michael Stock, Senior Planner, at 919-560-4137 ext. 28227.